A-G’s Report: Dead people in Pahang were getting welfare money

PETALING JAYA: The Pahang state welfare department was paying monetary aid to people who were already dead, the Auditor-General’s (A-G) report revealed.

“We found that in between August and November last year, the department was slow to stop payments totalling RM49,800 to recipients who passed away,” the A-G said in the report.

The report also said the state welfare department had also paid a sum of RM3.94 million to applicants who were not qualified.

“We suggest to the state government to make sure they do not repeat the same mistake again,” the report said, adding that the welfare department should also stop paying out money to unqualified applicants.

Meanwhile, the report said that the Sarawak government paid RM12.02 million to buy pipes, more than what they needed, for a water supply project in Tanjung Manis, Sarawak.

“The project was supposed to transfer raw water of 250 million litres per day from Sungai Maaw, in Sibu to Tanjung Manis.

“However we found that the project did not achieve its optimum results because it did not adhere to its work specification and did not obtain approval from the local officer in charge for the project design,” the report said.